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Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby MatthewM1121 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:17 pm

Greetings folks,

I'm playing Star Fleet I: The War Begins! One of the most annoying things about that game is the key click sound. When using the keyboard it registers that awful sound. Is there an autorun program that can disable that?

Thanks,

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Re: Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby daeghnao » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:34 am

You could try http://www.umich.edu/~archive/atari/Utilities/kbd.lzh - I haven't tried it, but the index says it's to control the keyclick and system bell.

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Re: Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby AtariSince1989 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:00 am

The click can be easily dissabled from the Control Panel. Go to Control Panel at the Desk menu, click on General Setup and you will see two icons (among other things); one has a bell and the other has a key with a C. IIRC, the latter is the one you want to disable. I guess you'll have to save your desktop in order to keep it for the next boot.

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Re: Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby wongck » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:25 am

Only if the games does require auto booting from floppy.
I do not recall this particular game.
But since OP is asking for auto boot program, I guess it does not auto boot from floppy.
The solution from Daeghnao would requires less memory.
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Re: Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby DarkLord » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:35 pm

wongck wrote:Only if the games does require auto booting from floppy.
I do not recall this particular game.


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Re: Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby wongck » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:00 am

I am in to strategy but RTS.
Unfortunately, turn based ones just turns me off... :roll:
I have played several Trekie games as far back as Apple ][ and IIRC they are all turn based.
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Re: Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby SofiST » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:28 pm

Instead utilities and config ACCs best and simplest way is to set related system variable. I can't tell it from memory, but it is just writing 1 byte .
See in Atari Compendium or Atari Profibuch - section System Variables.

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Re: Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby Dal » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:57 pm

Simpler still, mute your TV/monitor :lol:
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Re: Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby Ato » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:25 pm

There ya go. Put the executable in your AUTO folder and the key click state will be toggled. If it was on, it will be off and vice versa. Source code is there, too, for your convenience.

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Re: Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby nativ » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:35 pm

MatthewM1121 wrote:Greetings folks,

I'm playing Star Fleet I: The War Begins! One of the most annoying things about that game is the key click sound. When using the keyboard it registers that awful sound. Is there an autorun program that can disable that?

Thanks,

-Matt


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Re: Disable annoying key click sound.

Postby bid » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:50 pm

Hi all!

I am really getting back into the old interactive fiction. And I used to have a great application for the ST that changes the annoying key click to a cook sampled sound, for example a typewriter sound. And I loved it.

I do like to have the affirmative click. And I cannot find this in my extensive, but dusty disk collection in the loft. Does enyone know the program I am taking about?? Its great as you can load in any sample, e.g. a nice typewriter, or a short "white sound" or similar. Really a great idea and a great little proggy that I now need, as I have foolishly plugged in my TT030 internal speaker!! :lol:
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